Growing wild in these forested mountains is a root so valuable that decades of poaching and habitat loss has left it in dire need of our help. Protecting the wild is now in your hands.
We are so proud to offer the first ever Certified Forest Grown American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius).
This new project brings us certified organic ginseng roots that were grown in their native ecosystem—the forested mountains of Appalachia. The plants are tended under the shade of the forest canopy, not shade cloth, allowing them to remain connected to their natural habitat. After seven years of growth, the roots are sustainably harvested from these private forests by farmers who are dedicated to preserving this essential plant.
We believe that supporting this new certified forest grown movement can change the culture of ginseng, transforming the epidemic of black market poaching into a stewarded forest crop with sustainability as the guiding force. These roots are also certified organic by Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO).
The roots from this limited harvest come packaged in a beautiful keepsake tin with a card inside that details the new Forest Grown certification. It's the perfect gift for any plant lover! Mountain Rose Herbs will donate 5% from every sale of this precious ginseng root to the United Plant Savers.